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here in maryland. a big mess is left to clean up in one spot, ocean city, we first began reporting the problems as san day made her way to landfall. tim is live. >> reporter: the freezing rain has let up a bit. we are getting it on and off and the wind gusts that you saw yesterday are gone. sandy was the uponster that we all -- monster that we all feared. it's going to take days to determine the devastation. millions of americans are waking up impacted. 5million americans are without power this morning. new york city, lower manhattan devastated, encountered severe flooding, stock exchange is not going to open today. new jersey, parts of new jersey are completely under water. people needing to be rescued and evacuated. one hospital in lower manhattan had to be evacuated. small babies. it was a devastating storm, enormous surge, 13 feet in new york city. people stranded all throughout the region and 8 states that are going to have snow. >> tim, where you are in ocean city, maryland, there at the point of the atlantic ocean, you are trapped there. there was a mandatory evacuation set
towards ocean city right now. when we first got to ocean city, one of the first things that we noticed was the pier, that fishing gear that was down in the area of the inlet. >> we did see video a little earlier. that was amazing. >> let's go to lowell melser now in ocean city. compared to yesterday, you look relatively dry right now. >> i am dry, as a matter of fact. the temperature has really dropped. i think roy was talking about the fishing pier. we had that in one of our stories earlier. most of the front of it got wiped out. the beach erosion that happen here, you can see here a lot of the damage to the fencing that was done and a lot of the sand that was pushed over the dunes. the army corps of engineers was going up and down the coast, assessing all the damage that has been done here. while they did do their job to protect the homes and businesses behind them, they did manage to erode some of the area here. they will spend the next couple of days trying to assess the situation here as far as what was done to the sand dunes. atll have more coming up 6:00. lowell melser, wbal-tv
, briefing the media on what is going on at ocean city at this point. first of all, there is flooding all along the coastal highway. i want to repeat that, flooding all along the coastal highway. we are not only getting the surge coming over the dern -- the dunes, there is one coming off of the bayside as well, spilling over into coastal highway. if you go to my twitter account, you can see the pictures i took earlier as we were driving away. these pictures, you will not believe where the water is. 17th street and south is closed. there are other portions that are also closed. last night we learned that the rte. 50 bridge into the city was closed and remains closed. the rte. 90 bridge is open. however, there is flooding at the base want to get into ocean city. police are not letting traffic goes south. they are making exceptions for media and emergency personnel. keep in mind, if someone is coming into the city for some reason, be prepared, you will only be able to go north once you come off the roof 90 bridge. we were driving out and about and noticed the flooding that you see here is an
, but this is the first time the city council is to publicly interview him. this is the first time the citizens have an opportunity to articulate their concerns. this is ceremonial, quite frankly, at this point in time. this should have been on the front end. >> i spoke with the mayor's office. they say the mayor spoke with community leaders before the process took place. she met with eight groups. that includes the bel air association, northwest citizens on patrol, the baltimore jewish council, the baltimore archdiocese, and the baltimore branch of the naacp. these are just a few of the groups that the mayor met with when she was deciding the process of this new commissioner. wbal-tv 11 news. >> other than high thin clouds blocking the sun at times, beautiful day across the mid- atlantic. you can see those clouds moving from the south to the northeast. and not producing any precipitation, although there are showers up and through the great lakes. there are mild temperatures in our area, mostly the 60's across the state from the mountains to the bay and the coast. we are in for a pleasant night toni
to fight obesity. if it passes, richmond would become the first city to impose just a tax on businesses. the town hall meeting starts at 7:00 in richmond. >>> let's quickly check in with sal, see what's happening in the commute. >> let's go out and show -- let's take a look at the commute. 880, a little bit slow as you come through. bay bridge toll plaza that is backed up for a 20-minute delay. if you are in san jose, northbound 101 you will see some slow traffic there. let's go back to the studio. we have fock out there. once that fog burns off and then sunny. a little cooler. we look for rain. so the ra paid looks -- so the parade looks okay. all eyes on sandy. that's off the chart. it's incredible how strong this system is getting stronger. >> how -- >> the eye is almost 25 miles wide. winds, out 1 -- storm winds out 500 miles. >> wow. >> okay. well, that's our report for this morning. we thank you for trusting ktvu channel 2 news. we'll see you the mex time news breaks. be sure to join the news at noon for more on hurricane sandy as steve said, it's just about to bear down on the ne
at oriole park's we will be talking about what happens for the forecast as they headed to new york city. first, look at what is happening on the radar. a lot of rain showers still continuing. the rain showers extend into philadelphia and into new york city as well. a wet start to the day, but things should be improving in the next few hours as the rain starts to ship off to the east. a cool start to the day. everyone else basically in the 40's right now. b.w.i. at 48. westminster checking in at 45 as well. close to the 30's and prospered and oakland. -- in frostberg and oakland. everyone else with clout coverage today. the eastern shore deals with the rain showers a little bit longer, at least through lunchtime. i should be a little bit milder but the afternoon. mostly cloudy with a little bit later on. that is all the clouds you see right now across the dakotas and into the great lakes region. this one is starved of moisture. when it comes to the mid- atlantic, not a lot of rain associated with it. the front basically falls apart as it passes through baltimore and into new york city ju
. it will be in the first week of november before the new york city subway system. 468 station and 68 plus miles of track can reopen. they have been closed since before the storm. jfk airport will possibly open up. we don't know when la guardia or newark airport will open up back for business. airport in boston started slowly the take off and landings. but the tuesday total of cancellation. 18,000 in one day . a lot of folks lost their homes including more than 100 in a fire in breezy point, queens. the damage could top 20 billion and 20 or 30 billion in lost business. those numbers are huge that experts are hoping could be and might be off set by the cost of a repair and rebuilding. back to you in new york. >> thank you, peter. we told you about atlantic city, but just south of there. parts of ocean city, new jersey boardwalk also swept away . sandy swept away much of the town. we are joined where clean up is under way, stephanie. >> it is bad here in ocean city . the bay on one side and ocean on the other. it looks like i am standing on the beach but we are on the fifth street acess point to the boardw
jersey, one of the first areas hit by the storm. one of the worst hit areas, ocean city cannot -- ocean city, was evacuated. there were fears of what the high tide might bring. the executive regional chamber of commerce has been talking today. >> we woke up with stand in our streets, debris all over. -- with stand in our streets, debris all over. our community is going to recover, but right now, we are taking a breath to see how bad it is. we had some solar issues that had to be taking care of. people are still not back on the island because we had wires down and trees down and be it -- debris all over. >> you are out in the city now. describe for us what you can see. >> imad 51st and the beach. the -- i am at 51st and the beach. the streets are full of sand. between the ocean and the street, there's not much there. the ocean is breaking right toward the street at high tide. hadof the dunes that we've in the beach replenishment that we've had is gone. luckily, we are in line to get beach replenishment this year, but right now, it is gone. >> michele speaking to me from ocean city. it is
experienced. our first responders have been doing a heroic job protecting our city and saving lives. they are still sitting lives and conducting search and rescue missions and we owe them an enormous debt of gratitude. >> good morning, america -- breaking news, a perfect storm. gregg's america -- >> americans woke up to find it all too real. >> a record-breaking loss of power. >> on manhattan island, they are reeling from what happened. >> there is nothing but you can do. the water is just going to come. it is too strong. you have to stand there and let it happen. >> it is a post apocalyptic scene cars swept down the avenue by the force of the water. debris everywhere. she care of believe what she saw. >> can you describe what happened to? gregg's a lot of water. -- >> i lot of water flowing all over. the transistors are blowing up. >> manhattan is the unusually quiet today. swollen waters rose one began with high tide. -- once again with the high tide. >> this gives you an idea of the massive disruption is still causing. >> the subway is paralyzed. and there are no bosses. -- no bu
, the city first of all they are doing a great job, emergency services. a day in advance, we were able to fit in all the events and functions, but the transportation was a little problem. robert: the owner and operator here at battery garden restaurants. if you are walking around grand central, you may recognize his face from uncle paul's pizza they delivered all the way downtown to our very hungry fox crew. liz: thank you to him. i have been to that wonderful battery gardens restaurant many times. he does a great job, fantastic. thanks to him and all the business owners that who are really putting up the good fight here. speaking of which, you wonder when the markets will start again. will they reopen wednesday? that's the plan right now. you look at the big board and you just see zero, nothing is moving. charlie gasparino was on this story early this morning. >> i think from what i understand it, i'm getting news from exchange officials, there is a 99.9% chance the market ts will be open wednesday. the last thing they want is three days. there's no rule here. we have checked this out. there
of the city. the first stop? a tree down near the historic home of frederick douglass. >> i think we're in good shape. we've had minimal flooding up to now. this is still a threat over the next four to eight hours of some flooding on the potomac. >> reporter: the mayor's group headed to northeast where we found crews removing this tree from ebart street. residents thankful it was only a car damaged when the tree came down. >> the most important thing, there's no life lost and that's the main thing. >> reporter: because of the strong winds last night and early this morning, there are trees down across the district, but the good news, as soon as they came down, there were crews to pick them up. crews working right here on calvert street northwest removing a big tree here. even with all the downed trees no one was injured and power outages were restored quickly for the most part. >> they were here as soon as i woke up, so we're pretty happy with their response. >> it's obvious pepco was taking this event very seriously and i want to commend them. >> reporter: back out live here in up
the first floors in ocean city. talking about the response, we expect to get an update from ocean city officials about 10:00 this morning on the condition and the efforts underway. already this morning we have seen ocean city police and members of the national guard driving along the boardwalk to check out the conditions and to make sure nobody is out here this morning. that is the big concern, for safety and for flooding out here. talking about that in general, we have mandatory evacuations for areas south of this point where we are. 8:00 last night is when there were told to leave by. if you of not been able to leave by now, you have to stay in place. they've closed the bridge from 50 to be able to get in and out. if you are still here, you'll have to stay through the duration of the storm. there were voluntary evacuations for low-lying areas along the delmarva peninsula for people concerned about flooding. we have seen areas boarded up for a precaution for what will come our way. the big concern is we are already starting to see what we're seeing during the height of irene. and we a
were atlantic city may be the first financial casualty of the storm. atlantic city about the same kind of lump you see in point pleasant beach. according to the public safety director of atlantic city, the city is basically flooded. it looks like it will be worse than the storm of '62, which was monumental. that is the situation in the city and areas surrounding it. members of the two against retailers in the country to see how they are preparing for hurricane sandy. home depot offering 24/7. liz: joining us now, doug spiron. give us a sense how the operations are going here. are you still selling to people who may need emergency supplies? >> we have 75 stores close as a result, authorities are mandating that. 55 locations are currently closed down. david: what do people need most right now? >> is always the flashlights, batteries, things you want to prepare yourself with before the storm actually hits. david: a lot of people didn't take it seriously enough and this is when people are going out. what do they need? >> i was so focused most same items for the supplies. liz: generators ar
't win in front of their hometown fans that's already. the first time since the 1985 kansas city royals to win six elimination games on tear way to capturing the world series. giants will be honored with a parade wednesday morning. mayor lee announced the city will salute the champions as they did in 2010 when this parade concluded with the celebration at civic center plaza. lincecum there. the parade will start at 11 a.m. at the foot of market, then follow market to civic center plaza. the mayor's office and giants will announce more details in the next couple of days. you can watch the parade here live on abc7 wednesday, also streamed live through our ipad app and on our website. find more details on abc7news.com. >>> 6:30 six. we are tracking -- 6:36. we are tracking hurricane sandy, atlantic city, new jersey casinos closed because of the storm. meteorologist mike nicco is tracking the act. >>> [ inaudible ] . >>> welcome back. doppler tracking the fog color coding north bay valleys along the coast, bay shore this means visibilities will be a quarter mile or less through at least 8:0
will give more details on how it plays out for the forecast on monday and tuesday. first, we want to go down to ocean city. lowell. >> i have to tell you, we are talking about the with the rain that is associated with this storm. we are especially feeling it here in ocean city. we are at 32nd street, outside of the hilton hotel. i have mine and a monitor here. -- i have my anamometer here. a guest will pick up -- a gust will pick up. we see sustained wind from 18 miles per hour to 30 miles per hour with wind gusts up to 50 m.p.h. as far as the surf is concerned, we're standing on the dunes. you can see the surf making its way just about to the dunes. once in awhile, the way will come in and crashed into the dunes and lyrics -- anticipating the water to creep up even higher as we head into the early hours in the monday and then the later hours of monday. it is a piercing rain that hits your face and combined with the sand is almost like this and lasting effect. he did during drafting your face and it stings. it almost feels like someone is -- you get the rain hitting your face and it stains.
to the right. the northeast quadrant is always the worst. so that's what's coming into new york city. rick described what the weather first alert forecasters locally have been fathering all day long and that is that at some point in a matter of minutes, not hours, water will rise from here to here. that's a sturgeon. it happens very quickly and the fear is that this afternoon, first map, please, it's going to happen in new york city. high tide around -- this is new york city lower manhattan, all these yellow areas are mandatory evacuation areas. all over this island. next map and you will see that it's really all over the five burrows of new york city. brooklyn, staten island, the lower end of manhattan, queens and all along these beaches. all mandatory evacuations. a sturgeon is on the way. next map. it's going to come right up through the center of all of this. it's gonna batter into new york city. this is fire irelandal island "island. a storm that cut a government cut a long time ago. dude road in the hamptons, all of this expected to get a sturgeon somewhere between 6 feet and 11 feet
to feel in ocean city. the water is now coming closer. this is something we have been monitoring. we are the brink of the area they are evaluating. they are trying to keep everybody's safe, knowing the first responders will not be able to get them in the case of an emergency. >> thank you very much. from ocean city to annapolis. >> we have a look at the early hour there. >> we can tell you it is raining hard here in annapolis, maryland and it has been for several hours. some of the businesses have already heeded the warnings. this is buddy's crack house. if you looked inside the window they put all of their outside furniture inside. many warnings were given out in annapolis. the mayor advising people to leave the area. here are some of the problems we are already seeing. not even here yet. the chesapeake has not jumped its banks. you see more businesses across the street. not only putting down the sand bags. trying to prevent any glass from shattering. we have seen a lot of tape on the glass. they had irene hurricane isabel in 2003. anytime there is a big storm coming through this ar
the storm process in a few minutes. first well say hello to ava marie at ocean city. you saw the sustained winds up to 85 miles an hour so you could easily see gusts close to 60 this morning. >> yes. interesting enough, i was looking at the report and they are getting gusts close to 60 miles an hour. we are on the pool deck of our hotel and the winds are variable because we're getting them affected by the building. they are gusting mostly out of the north but check the waves. they are incredible. you can see that barrier, that fence. that is where we were standing yesterday and now the water is coming in there heading through high tide. we are not able to stand on the coast. it is an incredible situation. the rain has let up a little bit but the winds are going strong. have more rain. now out to annapolis where kim dacey is. how are things going there? >> good morning. here we are seeing steady rain that we have been seeing all morning and the wind is picking up. seeing more gusts. there was a little bit of calm between the gusts but we are seeing more gusts and rain goes horizontal. we wi
light we'll get a first look. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic water flood, flooding the financial area. and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools, and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here on a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> parts of new jersey remains under water after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >>> sandy made landfall, powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns, along the popular jersey shores. they plunged into darkness. abc's steve is in the thick of things. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our trucks because the water was coming in onto the streets, not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city's streets. so we decided to move a half mile away and rebase. we were broadcasting and all of a sudden the water crept up behind us there. >> now, the national guard and other fire
mandatory evacuations for areas like atlantic city and the barrier islands. the governor met with first responders and state officials. he ordered a mass transit shutdown beginning sunday afternoon. >> if you know you were going to evacuate, please evacuate today before the onset of the storm. in the middle of the storm, the first responders are putting their lives at risk to rescue. last year, we lost a first responder during hurricane irene. >> on saturday, gov. christie declared a state of emergency in anticipation of the devastating weather hurricane sandy is expected to bring. >> the tsunami warning ny has been downgraded to advisory. it appears it has -- it appears hawaii has escaped serious damage. -- the tsunami warning in hawaii has been downgraded to an advisory. the waves were smaller than predicted. no major damage was reported. tune into wbal at 9:00 tonight for conditions and emergency response. we will continue the coverage following sunday night football for an early morning updates, we're scheduled to begin at 4:00 a.m.. coming up, we will update you on the status of hu
that in new york city, parts of lower manhattan, floodeds and that the stock exchange is not going to open today for a second straight day, the first time weather has forced the stock exchange to close for two days since the 1800s. here in ocean city maryland, we are trapped here, because there were roads that closed, bridges that closed, people are hunkering down. there is 8 states this morning that have snow. bad weather still out there. >> i know yesterday when we were checking in with you, there was a different scene, a lot of wind and rape. one story out of ocean city, iconic pier that's important to people, it's destroyed. have you heard from anybody or had a chance to talk to anyone or is is it a ghost town? >> reporter: the pier was destroyed and floated awaivment the bigger concern is the bay. the water is rushing up on to streets. it's making life very difficult, folks are stuck in hotels or stuck where ever they are. it's a rough scene in a nice resort that so many people vacation in. >> live of how things were riding out the storm. >> absolutely. it's the situation for a lot o
as well. he's on the streets of your city. first of all, mayor, what precautions have you taken right now? how are the folks in atlantic city holding up? >> wolf, good evening. we're trying to get through this and do the best that we can to cope with a very difficult situation. we have been successful in getting some of our residents to heed the warnings that we presented to them friday and yesterday to evacuate the barrier island and move to higher ground. unfortunately, not as many folks as we would have liked have taken heed to that warning. back during the last catastrophic event that we experienced, that being hurricane irene, we achieved a 98% evacuation rate. but for whatever reason, this time, we haven't reached that number yet. we think we're somewhere having evacuated several thousand people. but we still have too many people in atlantic city. that creates a very uncomfortable situation for all of our emergency responders and officials are still trying to do the best we can to get people out of harm's way. >> mayor, ali velshi is on the streets of atlantic city. right now, the w
area, particularly at ocean city. the boardwalk suffered extensive .amage let's check in now, the very latest. butt is still very windy, be as seem to frequent. seem to be as strong. for the first time in about 12 hours, i am not soaking wet. i want to show you some video of the things that went on today. waves were the big issue. you can see the big waves that were crashing out. problem asere a well. over the sea wall at boardwalk and were crashing in the businesses. you can see that basically, all city belown floodednth street was the block behind the boardwalk all the way over to the bay. they had a mandatory very serious storm. it does seem to be lessening and that is the very good news. i think you can probably see as back, a couple of young n that want to be on tv. the waves are really starting to settle down. the wind is coming from a different direction and the is starting to settle down. this storm is, by no means, over. things are beginning to settle down and from the sounds of what g onring, it is movin through the washington area. n, leading to extreme actio this concerns r
this morning, at fist light, we'll be getting the first look at the immense damage from this historic flooding. a record 13-foot storm surge overflowed the city's historic waterfront, flooding the financial district and the subway. the city's mass transit system, schools and stock exchange remain closed today. rob and paula, back to you. >> scott goldberg here, in a wet and storm-weary new york. thanks a lot. >>> and parts of new jersey remain underwater this morning after that monstrous storm surge along the coast. >> sandy made landfall. the powerful surf crashed into atlantic city's famous boardwalk, washing away a 300-yard section of it. floodwaters also filled up along towns along the jersey shore. they plunged into darkness. steve portnoy is in the thick of things at point pleasant beach. >> reporter: the water started to overtake the dunes. at that point we felt we had to move our truck because the water was coming in on to the streets. not just in the areas right by the beach, but actually flooding some of the city streets. so, we decided to move about a half-mile away and rebase. we w
with jim axelrod in new york city. >> reporter: the first thing we can report on this tuesday morning is that high tide has come here in battery park lower manhattan, and the water out there, the hudson river, new york harbor where it's mixing has not reached the wall has not come over. and that was a big concern here for emergency management officials as the next high tide after hurricane sandy had made landfall. the big concern was whether or not there would be another breach. there has not been this morning. as i say, good news. why? that water, having come over last night, record storm surge of nearly 14 feet. that is what caused the bulk of the problems in manhattan. there are about a quarter million people without power in manhattan. why? because that water came over the wall and got into electrical substations and power stations and knocked out service. so all of new york island south of 34th street is without power right now. the subway systems in new york are flooded out. they could take as much as a week to be back online. it could take as much as a wee
for joining us. things didn't look too bad down there. >> we'll check in with sarah in ocean city in a minute. first, john, all eyes on you. >> the breeze is picking up a little bit. we are picking up a few thin clouds in our area. the rains are down to the south around cape hatteras or so. most of the computer models are coming up with a solution that focuses on new jersey as far as where the storm would make landfall from monday afternoon into monday night into early tuesday. there are a few models closer to long island or the delmarva peninsula but regardless of where it lands, either up toward new york or near delaware bay, those seem to be the options that are the strongest right now, the storm will be so huge that we'll be involved no matter what and get strong winds, heavy rains, a chance for flooding. somebody may get snow out of this but not in ocean city where sarah sampson is right now. what's going on? >> i'm happy to have this hat. but things are getting really interesting here this morning. i want to show you the waves we've been watching all morning. the water is choppy, the sk
roads and homes. in atlantic city, entire blocks of the first ever boardwalk are now going. the powerful system is not done. it is dumping up to 3 feet of snow in parts of west virginia and the governor says it is already causing roofs to cave. in some places the leaves are still on the trees. add snow to that and you have a real mess. so it is
. keith russell news 4. >> we're going to toss to a break right now. first, ocean city maryland, where again the waves are crashing out there. looks like there's someone on the beach maybe enjoying the pictures. trying to document this tremendous storm. >>> now, parts of lower manhattan, where the seawall there has already been topped by waves. you're looking at one of the ships there that is sort of out into the water, if you will. we know oftentimes, those ships are safer being away from the shore. >> we know the holland tunnel and brooklyn tunnel will close at 2:00 p.m. this afternoon. holland tunnel, brooklyn battery tunnel. jurisdictions up and down the east coast not taking any chances, making sure they are ready and don't cause any more problems by having these thoroughfares open for people who might be trying to drive. >> there are reports about significant street flooding in parts of the bronx and queens as well. the subway system shut down in subway city because of the concern about water coming down into the subways as well. >> tom kieran now with the latest. >> sandy has ta
felt along the first instance in ocean city, maryland. we'll be back there shortly. keeping a close eye on hurricane sandy. >> all important. it can be done without ohio but, let's face it, everyone always points out and reminds the world, hey, you can't win a presidential election without ohio and then they go through all the different hoops and jumps and black flips to show how it can be done but serves to illustrate ohio, it is unbelievably important. bill: brian thomas, 55 krc, local radio here in cincinnati. what he talks about is the significance of this state and we're really trying to balance two stories throughout the day today and tuesday and wednesday of this week. as we do that with sandy on one corner and this election eight days away on the other, larry sabato is with me now from the university of virginia. sir, good morning to you. first question about sandy. virginia, north carolina, what is your guess on the effects of that storm on the outcome in those states, if at all? >> well well, let's see how well or poorly, the federal government and other governmental agencies
a complicated forecast. i'll go through it step by step in a few minutes but first we will send it live to ava marie in ocean city. the storm is 500 miles from you but the tropical storm-force winds extend out 400 and 500 files from the center. >> we are getting winds up to 35 miles per hour right now and we are expecting those to increase throughout the day and increase tomorrow as sandy gets close to the eastern shore. we are expecting it to stay off the coast of ocean city and maybe make landfall in new jersey but the concern is that the wind field is so large, even in ocean city, we will get strong winds and they will move to baltimore. eight to 14-foot waves expected throughout the day today but the surge has receded a little bit. we hit high tide closer to 7:00 a.m. and now the weavds are back a little more. you can see what's left of the sea foam, that's how far the waves were out earlier on, now they're closer to the sea. they will increase this evening at the inlet closer to 8:00 p.m. and again tomorrow morning with the storm surge could be up to four feet. we'll continue to bring you
to talk about, so we've got him working in the web center. >> that's right. safety first. as sherri ly has been reporting all night from ocean city devastating wind gusts obviously along that ocean line, flooding as well. we'll show you some of the pictures that have come into our newsroom, these incredible photos. mackey's in ocean city almost looks like an island, a popular restaurant only open may to october, just recently closed for the season. now it's seeing serious damage from the storm sitting there in the middle of what appears to be the ocean. the next one here, this one to give you an idea of how those houses there are doing, this picture was taken this afternoon and you can't tell where the water is supposed to end and where it's supposed to start. the land just beginning there. as you can see that, that second house from the right appears to be nearly halfway under water. the third photo, here is the beloved ocean city pier. you can see damage was severe s we should tell you the storm will continue to batter the coastline and cause some problems with the storm surge for at lea
's 150 people. we had our first report of a fatality, traffic related in montgomery county, the first fatality of this storm. we'll be seeing probably the highest waves coming up over ocean city that will happen about 8:30 tonight. there's a lot of tricky dynamics at play and all of them threatening the lives of our state. >> eight to 10 will make landfall and 8:25 the high tide. >> there's a full moon and all the other things as well. the storm is moving faster. so hopefully she will get heck out of maryland sooner than we anticipated. the earlier reports indicate she might sit on top of us and beat on us for an extbded p-p--- extended period of time. this will be a long night with a lot of snaps and breaking of big trees. people need to take precautions and stay indoors. >> a lot of big bridges, thoroughfares being closed. is the tydings bridge closed. >>> the tydings bridge -- i don't believe the tydings bridge has been closed. that's our last link to the shore. the hatem has been closed much the route 90 bridge over the bay at ocean city. that has been closed. and what else. the k
states. it is moving faster and the storm surge could be larger than first thought. if that is the case we are in a worst case scenario. and now, to a storm chaser traveling up-and-down new jersey right now near atlantic city now. how is it? >> the epic storm and we have been all down the jersey shore with a lot of water in land dick and ocean city with water inundating the area south to the tip of cape may with high tide this morning we have water filled businesses and water rescues under way loan the coast. (inaudible). >> south of ocean city, probably the next hour and a half between cape may and ocean city, it will hit land. >>shepard: if you decided to stay in a home long the jersey shore on long island on the south shore or in connecticut on the bay on long island sound, the authorities will tell you, you made a bad decision but now there is no one to come get you. the authorities are wanting, hunker down, and why like to use that word but that is what they are suggest. breaking news now, file officials say a partial crane collapses happened in the center of new york city, 57th an
was first manufactured and marketed in baltimore. today the city's museum of industry has an exhibit dedicated to ouija history. >> this is a collection of ouija paraphernalia. >> reporter: catherine duncan is the collection's manager. >> no one knows that the ouija was from baltimore. >> reporter: this is a bit of hometown pride. >> yes. we're a weird town. >> reporter: pictures reveal its place in pop culture. >> it was considered a parlor game, a party game. >> reporter: norman rockwell's cover of the saturday evening post from may, 1920, depicted the ouija as a gateway to more than just another world. >> they're on a date more than likely. it looks like he's trying to take advantage of her more than he should be. >> reporter: legend has it the board picked its own name spelling out o-u-i-j-a. and now a bit of living history. stewart fold and kathy fold are descendents of william fold who owned and ran the company that popularized the ouija. >> i've always said to people, it's just a game. that's how my father felt about it. >> if these things were truly the doorway of the devil,
of first responders. >> reporter: tens of millions impacted from the carolinas to canada and to the great lakes. atlantic city, new jersey, is virtually shut down in anticipation of a direct hit. >> i'm really, really worried because they just told a friend of mine they think it's going to hit the bay. the bay and the ocean will come together. >> reporter: utility workers are standing by to reap pair, expected massive, widespread power outages. >> it may take a long time not only to clear but also to get, for example, the power companies back in. >> reporter: sandy is wreaking havoc here in ocean city, maryland. the heavy rain and wind has forced the maryland governor to cancel early voting scheduled for today. back to you, rob, paula. >> tahman, try to stay dry out there. our extreme weather team, of course, has been working through the night to pinpoint sandy's expected path. >> accuweather.com meteorologist jim dickey is joining us this morning with the very latest. good morning, jim. >> reporter: good morning, rob and paula. well, again, this is a massive storm system. looking at the
to help one another. >> first lady michelle obama at a campaign event in iowa city says the president is putting his political schedule on hold because sandy is his priority. >>> and west virginiaens are expected to get hammered by heavy and wet snow. sandy's not sparing anyone. as much as three feet of it is expected in higher elevations and a blizzard warning is in effect for ten counties there. the snow threatens to bring down power lines and people are being advised as they are here to stay indoors, soledad. >> what a mess. what a mess. zoraida, thank you for the update. we take a short break. within we come back on the other side, we tell you what's happening with that massive house fire -- i should say fire of two dozen homes in breezy point in queens. we know it's related to hurricane sandy. downed power lines started this fire. huge problem for firefighters, no water pressure. they can't fight this fire ekively. we have an update and new pictures to show you when we come back in just a moment. ♪ [ male announcer ] this is karen and jeremiah. they don't know it yet, but they'
mayor gray requested. that will free up federal aid to help the city respond to sandy. he says governments and first responders aren't the only ones to get people through the storm. >> one thing that americans do in times like this is pull together and help out one another. there may be elderly populations in your area. check on your neighbor. check on your friend. make sure they're prepared. if we do, we're going to get through this storm just fine. >> president obama will attend one campaign event today in florida before heading back to washington to monitor the storm. he is scrapping plans to go to a rally in ohio. >>> mitt romney will campaign in three the battle ground states ohio, iowa, and wisconsin. he joined paul ryan in ohio. he took time out of his speech to reach out to americans impacted by sandy. >>> and hurricane sandy is having a major impact on the financial markets as well. cnbc's jackie deangelis has the latest. jackie, good morning to you. >> many ggood morning. >> the u.s. markets will virtually be closed today due to hurricane sandy. the nasdaq, and new yo
, it was one of the first and hardest hit areas in our state, now cleanup under way in ocean city. >> we'll tell you the governor's plan and how he was going to tour some of the areas hit most hard by the storm. he plans on doing that later on today. we have the details on what's going on. >>> and cameras were rolling, a lot of damage brought on by sandy. we're going to bring you some of those images that will surely leave an impression, kind of like that. you'll see what happens when the ground gets saturated. there you go. we're back in a minute. good morning! wow. want to start the day with something heart healthy and delicious? you're a talking bee... honey nut cheerios has whole grain oats that can help lower cholesterol. and it tastes good? sure does! right... ♪ wow. delicious, right? yeah. it's the honey, it makes it taste so... ♪ well, would you look at the time... what's the rush? be happy. be healthy. >>> there is a lot of damage, we lost a pier and some sand. >> no doubt about it. they are cleaning up. today governor o'malley will come and survey the damage in ocean city.
. it's just one of the problems with living in the city in front of water. >> reporter: she's been through this drill several times. her friend jack is a novice. >> this is my first time doing the sandbags, so i'm sort of playing out, how does it go. >> reporter: in washington, authorities are lahanding out sandbags and store shelves are being emptied. last summer it knocked out trees and power lines to some residents for more than a week. resident ann hargrove isn't taking any chances. there were no batteries to be had. i got four jugs of water from walmart, but i got paper towels, paper plates, paper cups, fla flashlights. >> they said the surge of customers began thursday. they cleared out of many basic supplies. >> annapolis has had some bad storms the last couple years, particularly two where they lost power for an extended amount of time. >> reporter: they warn that the damage could be significant. >> i think everyone needs to recognize that a hurricane style event is going to be a multi-day event. >> reporter: so you heard in the end talking about power. that's one of the co
to thinking about getting their first floors dry here in ocean city, maryland. martha: steve when you take a look at the damage around you, obviously as you point out they're discouraging people from coming back to try to get a look at their property, obviously looks as though everybody cleared out of that area you're in, right? >> reporter: right. this is the low area of ocean city, maryland, the downtown area. usually about 7,000 people here during the off-season. most of those, you know, storm experienced, pretty hardy people. most of them did get out. a few hundred did stay. no injuries here. the national guard was working throughout the night. the winds really felt like a hurricane, five, 6:00, 7:00 at night. we saw signs snapping off, small items of debris blowing through the air. it got pretty dicey last night. now it is just weird to stand in the middle of a road with a pretty good current coming down st. louis avenue here in ocean city. martha: boy, it remains to be seen the economic impact of all of this and these areas that have been hard hit already by unemployment and the toug
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